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[movies]TomCast for January 30, 2011: The Empire Bowl - TomDispatch
Robert Lipsyte, an acclaimed sports writer and novelist, discusses the Super Bowl, the all-volunteer army, and what American football reveals about our country and it's people.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Robert Lipsyte; Timothy MacBain; Super Bowl; football; sports; imperialism
Downloads: 4,213
[movies]TomCast for November 13, 2010: Monster Embassies - TomDispatch
Tom Engelhadrt discusses a disturbing trend in the American Way of War and the US media's failure to cover it.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; US embassies; foreign policy; Afghan war
Downloads: 1,603
[audio]TomCast for December 06, 2011: A New Cold War in Asia - TomDispatch
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, talks about the US military's expanding presence in the Pacific, and how it may lead to a new cold war in Asia.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Michael Klare; China; Asia; Pacific; naval power; oil; natural resources; diplomacy; US military
Downloads: 2,425
[audio]TomCast for June 09, 2010: TomDispatch Contributors Speak about the Environment - TomDispatch
Excerpts from recent TomCasts featuring Bill McKibben, Rebecca Solnit, Chip Ward, and previously unreleased commentary from Subhankar Banerjee.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Timothy MacBain; Subhankar Banerjee; Bill McKibben; Rebecca Solnit; Chip Ward; Arctic; oil; offshore drilling; wildlife; environment; BP; Utah; hope; denial; climate change
Downloads: 1,097
[audio]TomCast for January 10, 2012: Danger Waters - TomDispatch
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, talks about the transportation of fossil fuels and how it affects foreign policy.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Michael Klare; Strait of Hormuz; fossil fuels; oil; natural gas
Downloads: 1,938
[audio]TomCast for October 18, 2011: An Aural Occupation - TomDispatch
This week we present a soundscape composed of clips from the protest in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, in the heart of the financial district. You will hear a range of voices and modes of expression.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Occupy Wall Street; demonstration; protest; soundscape
Downloads: 1,403
[audio]TomCast for January 05, 2012: Hopefully Naive - TomDispatch
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, and founder of 350.org, talks about the money behind current environmental policy and the benefits of being hopefully naïve.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Bill McKibben; big oil; congress; environment; activism; 350.org; Eaarth; citizens united
Downloads: 12
[audio]TomCast for October 9, 2011: Allende's Words for Obama - TomDispatch
Ariel Dorfman, Chilean-American novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and human rights activist, talks about his latest book Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile, and his latest piece for TomDispatch, a poem in which Dorfman invokes the voice of former Chilean president Salvador Allende to offer words of advice to Barack Obama.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Ariel Dorfman; Timothy MacBain; Chile; Salvador Allende; Barack Obama; foreign policy; domestic policy; revolution; poetry
Downloads: 2,061
[movies]Video TomCast for June 24, 2010: The American Way of War - TomDispatch
Tom Engelardt discusses how most of the American public is oblivious to the fact that the US military is garrisoning the planet, how we have long been in a perpetual state of war, and other topics from his new book "The American Way of War."
Keywords: Tom Engelhardt; The American Way of War; Haymarket Books; The Nation Institute; foreign policy; war; peace; intervention; military bases; Afghanistan; Iraq; drones; Timothy MacBain
Downloads: 1,402
[audio]TomCast for November 20, 2011: A Political Victory for OWS - TomDispatch
Andy Kroll, the Washington D.C. correspondent for Mother Jones magazine and an associate editor for TomDispatch, talks about what he describes as the Occupy Wall Street movement's first political victory.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Andy Kroll; Occupy Wall Street; politics; Ohio; SB 5
Downloads: 1,731
[audio]TomCast for October 13, 2011: The All-American Occupation - TomDispatch
Historian Steve Fraser talks about the current demonstrations on Wall Street and their historical precedents.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Steve Fraser; Timothy MacBain; Wall Street; demonstrations; protests; economics; history
Downloads: 1,478
[audio]TomCast for January 27, 2011: Military-Industrial Cutbacks? - TomDispatch
Retired US Army colonel Andrew Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, discusses proposed defense cuts and whether or not they will parlay into a reduction in the total national security budget.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Bacevich; Timothy MacBain; defense spending; national security; budget; Robert Gates; Iraq; Afghanistan; war costs; deficit
Downloads: 1,269
[audio]TomCast for June 11, 2010: America's Soviet Era - TomDispatch
TomDispatch founder Tom Engelhardt describes how the United States is entering its "Soviet Era," and also discusses his new book, "The American Way of War."
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Foreign Policy; United States; Russia; Soviet Union; Imperialism; War
Downloads: 1,154
[audio]TomCast for June 28, 2010: To COIN a Phase... - TomDispatch
McChrystal. Petraeus. Obama. Afghanistan. Counterinsurgency. Rolling Stone. Independent journalist Robert Dreyfuss addresses it all in our latest TomCast.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Robert Dreyfuss; McChrystal; Petraeus; Obama; Afghanistan; Foreign Policy; Rolling Stone; US Military
Downloads: 1,044
[audio]TomCast for April 10, 2010: Just the Tax, Ma'am - TomDispatch
National Priorities Project executive director Jo Comerford talks about the federal budgeting system and how our taxes are channeled into military spending.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Joe Comerford; Timothy MacBain; Afghanistan; Iraq; Taxes; Federal Budget
Downloads: 653
[audio]TomCast for December 14, 2010: A Run for the Border - TomDispatch
Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, talks about the the new right connecting border control with the so-called war on terror.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Stephan Salisbury; Timothy MacBain; immigration policy; border control; the war on terror
Downloads: 686
[audio]TomCast for March 17, 2011: Taking the War Out of Air War - TomDispatch
Ralph Pochoda joins us again to read Tom Engelhardt's latest article on US aerial "warfare" and the civilians who suffer the consequences.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ralph Pochoda; US warfare; aerial war; drone attacks; civilian casualties
Downloads: 1,078
[audio]TomCast for March 06, 2011: (N)ever Again - TomDispatch
Ralph Pochoda reads Tom Engelhardt's latest piece '(N)ever Again: Old Secretaries of Defense Never Die, They Just Write Bestselling Memoirs.'
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ralph Pochoda
Downloads: 742
[audio]TomCast for June 21, 2011: War Is No Longer War - TomDispatch
Jonathan Schell, an acclaimed scholar and writer, has a conversation with TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt about his latest TomDispatch article "Attacking Libya -- and the Dictionary: If Americans Don't Get Hurt, War Is No Longer War."
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Jonathan Schell; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; Afghanistan; war; US policy; constitution; Arab Spring; Obama; drone strikes
Downloads: 1,977
[audio]TomCast for May 13, 2010: Nobody Puts Teabaggers in a Corner - TomDispatch
Author and NYU history professor Greg Grandin talks about the media's treatment of the Tea Party movement.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Greg Grandin; Timothy MacBain; Tea Party; Media; Politics
Downloads: 914
[audio]TomCast for May 17, 2012: Preying on the Poor - TomDispatch
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the acclaimed Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, talks about her latest project to fund investigative journalism focused on poverty in the United States and the financial reality of being part of our nation's working poor.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Barbara Ehrenreich; poverty; poor; United States; minimum wage; child support; wage theft
Downloads: 20
[audio]TomCast for May 5, 2011: Do You Want to Know a Secret? - TomDispatch
TomDispatch founder and editor Tom Engelhardt talks about the paradox of highly publicized covert warfare.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Osama bin Laden; covert warfare; CIA; special ops
Downloads: 2,055
[audio]TomCast for October 31, 2010: An Officer and a Journalist - TomDispatch
Bill Astore talks about his transition from a career in the military to one in academia, and why he began writing as a military critic for TomDispatch.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Bill Astore; US military; history; foreign policy; journalism; war; criticism
Downloads: 927
[audio]TomCast for November 9, 2010: Birds of Prayer - TomDispatch
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses the history and possible future of the struggle for peace in the Middle East and the shifting opinions of American Jews regarding Israeli policies.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Ira Chernus; Israel; Palestine; peace talks; two-state solution; Middle East; lobbyists; hawks; doves
Downloads: 993
[audio]TomCast for September 8, 2011: Burial Grounds - TomDispatch
TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt joins us for our 100th TomCast episode and reflects on the origins of TomDispatch and where we are as a country 10 years after the events of September 11, 2001.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; 9/11; September 11; attacks; New York; twin towers; terrorism; war on terror; military spending
Downloads: 2,088
[audio]TomCast for September 25, 2011: The West and the Rest - TomDispatch
Pepe Escobar, a correspondent for Asia Times, TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Obama does Globalistan, shares his reflections on the state of the global economy and what future, if any, it might have in store.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Pepe Escobar; Timothy MacBain; global economy; economic models; China; United States; Tibet; Dubai
Downloads: 2,116
[audio]TomCast for January 25, 2011: The Corruption Game - TomDispatch
Juan Cole, a professor of history and director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, talks about US government backing of corrupt dictatorships around the world.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Juan Cole; Timothy MacBain; corruption; dictatorships; Middle East; Iran; United States; oppression; diplomacy
Downloads: 1,451
[audio]TomCast for May 26, 2011: Back-Asswards - TomDispatch
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses president Obama's recent ultimatum that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ira Chernus; Timothy MacBain; Obama; Israel; Palestine; 1967; two-state solution
Downloads: 1,727
[audio]TomCast for August 4, 2010: Out, Damned Spot - TomDispatch
TomDispatch founder and editor Tom Engelhardt discusses the Wikileaks website, the controversy surrounding it, and whose hands are really covered in blood. "What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account?"
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; WikiLeaks; civilian death; collateral damage; US military; Afghanistan; war
Downloads: 1,246
[audio]TomCast for January 11, 2011: A Complex Situation - TomDispatch
William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation and an expert on weapons proliferation and military spending, describes the state of the current military-industrial complex. He also talks about how companies like Lockheed Martin have exceeded what Eisenhower envisioned when he coined the phrase.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Hartung; Timothy MacBain; Lockheed Martin; military contractors; budget; spending; military-industrial complex; privatization
Downloads: 1,316
[audio]TomCast for May 10, 2010: Spin Class - TomDispatch
David Swanson gives us an insider's look into politics and the press.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; David Swanson; Timothy MacBain; Barack Obama; Afghanistan; Congress; war funding; taxes; media; activism
Downloads: 1,215
[audio]TomCast for June 16, 2011: Ward v. Ford - TomDispatch
Chip Ward, a grassroots organizer and activist and author of Canaries on the Rim and Hope's Horizon talks about the complexities of our ecosystem and how our environment is slipping out of balance.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Chip Ward; Timothy MacBain; environment; climate change; wildfire; Arizona; activism
Downloads: 1,323
[audio]TomCast for December 16, 2010: Sitting Down at Nature's Table - TomDispatch
Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben talks about the consequences of trying to negotiate with science.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Bill McKibben; Timothy MacBain; environmentalism; global warming; climate change; science; clean energy; green initiatives
Downloads: 774
[audio]From the Hudson to the Potomac - TomDispatch
Lawrence Weschler discusses his latest book Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Lawrence Weschler; Uncanny Valley
Downloads: 1,534
[audio]TomCast for July 19, 2011: Breaking Bread - TomDispatch
Christian Parenti, a contributing editor at The Nation magazine, and author of Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom, talks about his latest book, Tropic of Chaos, and the role that climate change and the resulting crop shortages play in sparking violent conflict around the world.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Christian Parenti; Timothy MacBain; wheat; bread; food staples; Afghanistan; poppies; conflict
Downloads: 1,946
[audio]TomCast for November 13, 2011: Big Change - TomDispatch
Retired US Army Colonel and professor of History and International Relations at Boston University Andrew Bacevich discusses the changing influences in the lives of his students.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Andrew Bacevich; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; university students; Steve Jobs; Mark Zuckerberg
Downloads: 2,134
[audio]TomCast for September 13, 2010: Deposit or Withdrawal? - TomDispatch
Award-winning journalist and Harvard fellow Nick Turse makes the case for a US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Nick Turse; Afghanistan; Obama; US military; withdrawal
Downloads: 1,545
[audio]TomCast for March 01, 2011: Who Picks Up the Tab? - TomDispatch
Christopher Hellman, a budget analyst and communications liaison for the National Priorities Project, explains how he arrived at the staggering numbers that make up the US national security budget.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Christopher Hellman; Timothy MacBain; national security; US budget; National Priorities Project; cost of war; government spending
Downloads: 631
[audio]TomCast for February 13, 2011: From Prisoner to Peacemaker - TomDispatch
Jen Marlowe, an author, playwright, documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate, discusses the story of Palestinian peace activist and co-author of her latest book "The Hour of Sunlight," Sami Al Jundi.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Jen Marlowe; Sami Al Jundi; Timothy MacBain; Palestine; Israel; conflict; peace; prison; education; politics; art
Downloads: 997
[audio]TomCast for June 7, 2011: Going Through Withdrawal (part 2 of 2) - TomDispatch
Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, shares a few of his personal experiences with private contractors in Iraq.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Peter Van Buren; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; reconstruction; We Meant Well; withdrawal; Blackwater; Xe Services; private contractors
Downloads: 1,884
[audio]TomCast for March 20, 2011: In the Moment - TomDispatch
Rebecca Solnit, an award-winning author based in San Francisco, discusses the tragedy and the beauty that are found in moments of both revolution and disaster.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Rebecca Solnit; Timothy MacBain; disaster; revolution; Japan; Egypt; Middle East; North Africa; United States; Latin Amerinca; San Francisco; earthquake; nuclear power
Downloads: 1,224
[audio]TomCast for April 12, 2011: Not Why, But How - TomDispatch
Andrew Bacevich, a retired US Army Colonel and professor of History and International Relations at Boston University and author most recently of 'Washington Rules', talks about the current US involvement in Libya.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Bacevich; Timothy MacBain; defense spending; national security; budget; Libya; US intervention
Downloads: 1,216
[audio]TomCast for March 31, 2011: The Beginning and the End - TomDispatch
Andrew Kroll, a TomDispatch regular and D.C. correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, discusses his time in the halls of Wisconsin's capitol.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Kroll; Timothy MacBain; Wisconsin protests; Scott Walker; union; budget cuts
Downloads: 630
[audio]TomCast for May 15, 2010: We Meant Well - TomDispatch
Peter Van Buren, author of 'We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People', which comes out in September from Metropolitan Books, talks about his book and his observations on Western-style nation building.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Peter Van Buren; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; nation building; State Department; hearts and minds; reconstruction
Downloads: 2,283
[audio]TomCast for September 9, 2010: When It Rains, It's Ignored - TomDispatch
Author, history professor and scholar Juan Cole discusses the media coverage drought regarding the Pakistani floods.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Juan Cole; Pakistan; flood; media; foreign aid; cable news
Downloads: 1,410
[audio]TomCast for January 06, 2010: Forced Out - TomDispatch
Bill Astore, history professor and retired lieutenant colonel for the USAF, dissects the fallacy in describing the US military as the greatest force in the world, and why our current imperial policies are unsustainable.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Astore; Timothy MacBain; US military; Iraq; Afghanistan; British military; India
Downloads: 1,384
[audio]TomCast for January 09, 2011: Way Off Base - TomDispatch
Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist, author, Harvard fellow and frequent TomDispatch contributor, talks about his effort to find the true number of foreign bases the US operates, and whether that number is likely to go up or down.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Nick Turse; Timothy MacBain; US military; foreign bases; empire; Iraq; Afghanistan; Japan; Korea; Germany; Italy
Downloads: 1,087
[audio]TomCast for January 23, 2011: Oil and Vinegar - TomDispatch
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, discusses the economic and political ramifications of looming commodities shortages.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Michael Klare; Timothy MacBain; food shortages; commodities; oil; Tunisia; Algeria; riots; climate change
Downloads: 891
[audio]TomCast for March 24: Fed Up and Atom - TomDispatch
Chip Ward, an environmental activist and author of "Canaries on the Rim" and "Hope's Horizon" discusses the long-term consequences of nuclear power.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Chip Ward; Timothy MacBain; nuclear power; disaster; storage; spent fuel; Japan; Fukishima
Downloads: 1,434
[audio]TomCast for August 2, 2010: Pressure Cooking - TomDispatch
Bill McKibben discusses how, given the government's apathetic attitude toward the issue, it is the public that must lead the fight against global warming.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Timothy MacBain; Bill McKibben; climate change; global warming; 350.org; carbon emissions; organizing; public pressure; climate legislation
Downloads: 940
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